About the Author
Erma Bombeck was America's favorite humorist at the time of her death in 1996. Beloved by her wry yet warm look at family life, Erma touched millions through her newspaper column, books, and appearances. Ten of her 13 books, including Forever Erma, appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller List. Known primarily for her columns, she was also a member of the original team of ABC's Good Morning America. From 1979 until her death, her name appeared annually on the list of the "25 Most Influential Women in America" as compiled by The World Almanac. She always said her favorite food was pasta and her hobby was dust.